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Living and Dying on Airbnb

After his father died in an Airbnb rental, the writer investigates what the company can do to improve safety.

Zak Stone | Matter | Nov 2015
Mary Gaitskill and the Life Unseen

A profile of the writer.

Playboy Interview: Snoop Dogg
“If I had been a straight-A student my whole life and had rapped about Jesus coming back to save us all, I wouldn’t get no media. The motherfuckers wouldn’t give a fuck about me. But since I’m telling the truth, and been through what I’m stressing and know what I’m talking about, I’m a threat.”
David Sheff | Playboy | Oct 1995
The Cop at the End of the World

Neale McShane’s jurisdiction in the Australian Outback is roughly the size of the United Kingdom. He patrols it alone.

Andrew McMillen | Buzzfeed | Nov 2015
The Sad and Beautiful World of Sparklehorse's Mark Linkous

While on a string of tour dates opening for Radiohead, interaction between Mark Linkous’ antidepressants and the Rohypnol he took to sleep caused him to pass out. A hotel maid found him the next morning bent into a position where his legs had been cut off from circulation. When they untangled, built-up potassium shot from his lower body upward, triggering a harmful chain reaction that caused a heart attack and kidney failure.

Max Blau | Pitchfork | Nov 2015
Life's Swell

On surfer girls in Maui; the story that led to the film Blue Crush.

Susan Orlean | Outside | Sep 1998
Can Airlines Make Money?

For decades, airlines failed to turn a profit despite having a monopoly on the sky. This year they’re expected to make billions. Here’s why.

Alex Mayyasi | Priceonomics | Nov 2015
This Is Why NFL Star Greg Hardy Was Arrested for Assaulting His Ex-Girlfriend

On May 12, 2014, Nicole Holder told Charlotte police that she had been assaulted by Greg Hardy. He was arrested, charged, and convicted. Then the case was dismissed on appeal. After a season out of the league, Hardy is playing for the Dallas Cowboys. Owner Jerry Jones has called him a “real leader.”

This is the story, and the photos, of what happened that night.

Diana Moskovitz | Deadspin | Nov 2015
The Second Most Famous Thing to Happen to Hiroshima

How a Guatemalan cook ended up the master of okonomiyaki.

The Displaced: Hana

The daily life and dwindling hopes of a 12-year-old Syrian refugee.

Burt Reynolds Isn’t Broke, but He’s Got a Few Regrets

The 79-year-old actor, too creaky to get off the couch, interviewed at his palatial Florida mansion about love, fame, and how he’s in okay financial shape despite the fact that a surveyor is taking measurements of his house as he speaks.

Ned Zeman | Vanity Fair | Nov 2015
Out From Under

Shakiya Robertson thought she had found a way get her family a home. She moved in, fixed the place up, made all the payments. Then she, like thousands of others in Detroit, was told that the house she thought she had purchased wasn’t actually hers.

Allie Gross | Metro Times | Nov 2015
Fiction Pick of the Week: "Don't Look Now"

Intertwined memories of institutions, family, and the creepy side of industrialization.

Adele: A Private Life

“My career is not my life. It’s a hobby.”

Brian Hiatt | Rolling Stone | Nov 2015
Satan in Poughkeepsie

In 1966, Anton LaVey introduced the world to the Church of Satan. The 1980s saw a “Satanic Panic” in the form of abuse charges brought against child-care workers and suburban parents. Today, the author joins a group of Satanists for afternoon tea at the church’s global headquarters in a “bland New York college town.”

Alex Mar | The Believer | Nov 2015
Pat Dollard’s War on Hollywood

He was just another coked-up agent (repping the likes of Steven Soderbergh) when he disappeared into Iraq, shooting heaps of footage he would attempt to package into a pro-war documentary. And that was just the beginning.

Evan Wright | Vanity Fair | Mar 2007
Insane. Invisible. In Danger.

How $100 million in cuts created chaos in Florida’s mental hospitals.

A College Romance That Led to Murder

Thirty years ago, Elizabeth Haysom and Jens Soering fell in love as freshman at the University of Virginia. It was the same year Haysom’s parents were brutally murdered. Each says the other committed the crime.

Nathan Heller | New Yorker | Nov 2015
The Burning Man of Birding

As the birds decline, one Icelandic island keeps throwing a rowdy, boozy puffin festival.

Brian Kevin | Audubon | Nov 2015
Terror in Little Saigon

Five Vietnamese-American journalists were killed on American soil between 1981 and 1990. The prime suspects? Members of the National United Front for the Liberation of Vietnam, a group of former military commanders from South Vietnam.

A.C. Thompson | ProPublica | Nov 2015